Ulysses S. Grant bookmark   Save
Ohio History Connection Museum
Description: Stevengraph bookmark with image of General Ulysses S. Grant, ca. 1862-1889. Weaver Thomas Stevens of Coventry created the process that used a mechanically operated jacquard looms to weave intricate, three-dimensional images in silk. The images were actually part of the design, not a painted or dyed picture. He created the first stevengraph bookmarks in 1862. This bookmark features an oval portrait of Ulysses S. Grant wreathed in laurel leaves. Above Grant's picture is an American bald eagle and shield. The caption below Grant's portrait reads: "General U.S. Grant, President of the United States of America." The bookmark includes a tassel. The bookmark's fabric is badly faded, making its original colors hard to determine. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05911
Subjects: Bookmarks; Stevengraph pure silk woven pictures; Jacquard weaving; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Stevens, Thomas, 1828-1888
Places: Coventry (England)